Strano by Chef Josh

4.2
257 reviews
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Sicilian
Sicilian inspired cuisine, with respect to local ingredients!
Pizza, pasta, steak or seafood Chef Josh has your family covered!
$12 Lunch Combos, Monday - Friday 11am to 2pm
$3 Happy Hour, Monday - Friday 3pm to 6pm
Upcoming celebration? You set the date and we'll set the table!
What 257 People Are Saying
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HB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 5

Pasta was dry and bland had to send it back and it still wasn’t up to par . My beef tenderloin was a little over cooked and my potatoes were cold . To put it simple I wasn’t pleased and I won’t be going back

ML
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

very nice place. good service. Food is just ok. Great salad and spinich puffs. The rest was just ok

J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was Great !
The Bottomless Mimosas will have you feeling great !
Great Service

S
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Srevice was great and would recommend this place to anyone who wants great service.

OT
Memphis
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Not up to it's usual standards. Way too much balsamic in my overcooked pasta

OT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch menu has tons of options. Food was good but we were sat next to a table with unlimited mimosas, so they were a little loud.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, from start to finish!!

SM
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meatballs. Authentic and generous portions .

CH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I have eaten at Strano at their newer location on Perkins twice. Once in December and once yesterday. The food is excellent, although they had to redo one of the dishes for us. Great wine list, but I am not sure the wine I ordered was actually an Albarino. I did not send it back though. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive, but for a fine dinning place, too attentive. We felt rushed and we really wanted to just relax and enjoy our dinner. That takes experience and training, but it provided an awkward dinner last night. I do not recall this being the case for our December dining experience. Food is good, work out the level of experience on the servers.

TH
Memphis
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted by Chef Josh himself as we entered the restaurant! The waiter , Taylor, was awesome. The food delicious and the portions were HUGE! What a value- We will be back. Thanks, Suzy and Tom Harvey

OT
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating MEMPHIS Flyer burger week! Food and service were amazing!!

G
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with attentive service. Our party of nine got our appetizers, entrees, drinks and desserts in a timely manner with water glasses always filled. A wonderful place for a Sunday family dinner. Can't say enough about how great the food tasted and there was something for everyone on the menu!

MT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit to the restaurant. Will return. Great service and food.

JM
Memphis
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Terrible. Waiter was not good, slow, inefficient. He may have been new, however. No confidence.
Food was terrible. All 3 of us had different meals and all 3 were awful. We tried Strano’s once before and had a similar bad experience but we wanted to give it another chance.
We wii not be back.

c
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I had planned to have lunch at Strano. I forgot it was Father’s Day and they were serving brunch. I ordered lox and bagel, but they were out of lox. So I had the veggie omelet. The eggs were barely scrambled and it was ok. I’ve had better bagels, but this is not a bagel shop. My 2 guests enjoyed their food! I will go back, I do want to try the lunch menu! In all fairness I’m not a big fan of breakfast.

H
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

I know it was Father’s Day and I expected a crowd but apparently the Restaurant was not expecting to be busy. The bar service was very slow; and the food service even slower. When the food did arrive it was not very warm. I expected much more Strano. In the past I have had very pleasant experiences here. This most recent visit was not one of them.

SB
Memphis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Limited menu, small portion with no sides except a la carte. Our server was NOT attentive at all, we had to flag him down to get water refills, to get our ticket, etc. Very loud in the restaurant and overall disappointing.

JP
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father’s Day was so special because of being in this restaurant; our waiter, Taylor, did an excellent job. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced; the atmosphere is wonderful.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for Father’s day Brunch. It was average. It was by no means unacceptable, I was just hoping for wow and it was good. We Had the avocado toast, fried chicken biscuit, and sausage bacon bowl. We started with the homemade donut holes. Again, I wouldn’t say not to go. We enjoyed ourselves.

WG
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Absolutely the worst food I have had in a year. How hard is Chicken Parmigiana? Tough , over cooked. Caesar salad had no dressing.
Wine list was awful too.
Indifferent inattentive service and the place was 75% empty on a Saturday night!
Go to any other restaurant in Memphis

LM
Memphis
57 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lamb gnocchi was great, very filling, great flavor; lobster tots are a treat; nice wine selection

BT
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Waiter was very good. Attentive but not too munch.

D
Memphis
21 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly staff and will go back soon to try other dishes!

NL
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It was easy to get a reservation and the ambiance was good. The food was good, not exceptional but not bad.
I would try again and get different options before making a final judgement.

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We love this place. Its one of our favorites to go to for just about anything. Lunch, brunch and everything in between! And their bar menu is also fantastic! Great place for a celebration or a quiet meal.

CI
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We ordered the cheese plate which was wonderful. I ordered the salmon with spinach & pasta. The spinach had so much pepper on it I could not eat it. I have been to this restaurant several times & the first time I didn’t like all the food. I told the waiter about the spinach but was not offered any alternative choice.

t
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Had the chef's benedict, and I was unfortunately underwhelmed. There just was not much seasoning used. The benedict had steak on it, and the steak did not even taste as though it had been salted when it was seared. This was my first time eating there, and I had high hopes. There was nothing bad on the table, there just sadly was nothing great. And in Memphis, that isn't enough to make me want to go back. I would not refuse to eat here though.

AI
Brazil
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Mother’s Day brunch! Definitely will visit again!

DA
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Strano by Chef Josh was the perfect place for my family's Mothers Day brunch. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Thank you for the roses!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mother’s Day

OT
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Had an ok experience. Service was a tad slow. Took a while before we were greeted and the food could use a bit more flavor. They were almost there, it just needed a bit more seasoning. I’d give it another chance and try again.

SV
Memphis
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Service was great but the food had no flavor. Everything except for the calamari.

JH
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating for the large party we had and the food was tasty, too!

MC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Best steak I've ever had and the lobster tots were amazing!

RE
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service. Looking forward to returning soon.

JW
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am never disappointed by Chef Josh. His ravioli special with the pesto was as beautiful as it was flavorful.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was all delicious but a couple of things (pancakes and sausage) were over cooked and almost nothing was very hot. Lukewarm at best. But it all tasted fine.

LD
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had Easter reservations for 1:30pm. Upon our arrival, we were promptly greeted by the hostess who took note of our request when we made the reservations for either outside seating (weather permitting) or the bar area. It was a beautiful day, and she let us know they were setting our table up outside. A great start, and it only got better after that. We had some breakfast earlier in the day, so we opted to go with the sandwiches on the brunch menu. My wife chose the house burger, and I chose the chicken parmesan sandwich. My wife's burger was cooked exactly as she had requested, and she said it was wonderfully seasoned, moist, and tasty. My chicken parmesan sandwich was the most perfect I've ever had with two thin cutlets of breaded, tender chicken with a nice marinara. It was as though the chicken had been cooked with the marinara...not cooked and then slathered with it. The bun...more of a flat bread...was toasted perfectly without being dried out. Did I mention the fries that come with sandwiches? Absolutely outstanding...hand cut potatoes cooked perfectly and adorned with parmesan, garlic, and pepper. I don't want to omit the Strano team member who took care of us...Morgan was outstanding, kept our wine flowing and checking on us...all with a smile each visit. Strano is a jewel in East Memphis...you will not go wrong here. Absolutely tops!

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch

CS
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I went there for brunch. It was fine, nothing more, nothing less. The food was good enough, but did not stand out. Our server was a bit unkempt in appearance and was standoffish, like it was a bit of an inconvenience to wait our table. The price was good, but I suppose you get what you pay for. We likely won't return, though I wouldn't necessarily discourage people from going.

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